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Osmanthus delavayi

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
oz-MAN-thus del-ah-VAH-ee
Description

Delavay Teaolive is an evergreen ornamental shrub in the olive family from Asia. It can reach 12 feet tall and wide but is relatively slow-growing. In early spring it is covered in fragrant tubular white flowers.

This shrub is adaptable to soil types and is drought tolerant when established. It will grow in shade but flowers best in sun to partial sun. It can be pruned as a hedge or allowed to grow to its natural form.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Osmanthus
    Species:
    delavayi
    Family:
    Oleaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Black
    Blue
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small, white flowers on terminal cymes in late winter to spring; 0.5 in. blue-black drupes
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, simple, lustrous dark green leaves; 0.5-1 in. long; strongly toothed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No